Advocacy Student Group Q&A with ALA’s Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

Student Group

To celebrate the formation of the new SJSU Advocacy Student group at the iSchool, we will be holding a Q&A with the American Library Association’s Executive Director Tracie D. Hall. The topic of this informal conversation will be related to the goals of the new student group — to consider how LIS professionals can learn skills to demonstrate and surface the value of libraries for communities and diverse populations, to understand how to work with organization systems to fight for sustainable funding, and to collaborate to communicate the importance of libraries to citizens, educators, community leaders, legislators, and elected officials. All are welcome to submit questions in advance through this form:

SJSU iSchool Director Dr. Anthony Chow is the student group’s advisor. Interim student officers will moderate the conversation. If you’d like to join the group or be considered for officer positions that will be elected in Fall 2022, please email

Register for the event here:

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom